Green Meadow students learned all about animals on Friday as they watched a live animal show from their classrooms. The show was hosted by Adam from Uncharted Wild and it featured a variety of animals including an African giant bullfrog, chinchilla, scorpion, lizard and two pythons.
The East Greenbush CSD is now accepting at-home COVID-19 tests for students and employees. Up until this point, based on previous state and county guidance only lab-certified tests were accepted including rapid antigen, rapid molecular and PCR tests. Given their expanded availability, the acceptance of at-home tests will reduce delays in obtaining results and ensure more students can return to in-person instruction. Use of these tests will also help our district maintain adequate staffing levels and enhance our current mitigation practices.
Green Meadow 5th grader Julia Krisanda was recently featured on News10 for her act of giving. In lieu of gifts for her 11th birthday, she asked that friends and family donate winter clothing for children in need. In total, she collected 60 items which were then donated to CoNSERNS-U including gloves, hats and scarves.
East Greenbush CSD Remains Committed to In-Person Learning, Prepares Remote Learning Plan as Contingency
While the East Greenbush CSD is committed to continue full time in-person learning, we have created a Remote Learning Plan so we can be prepared to change instructional models if needed. We are not currently considering a switch to remote learning, but we feel it is important to be prepared should the need arise. We will do everything possible to maintain in-person learning for our students and families.
The New York State Department of Health has adopted a new CDC recommendation on shortening quarantine and isolation to 5 days for the general population including students and school staff. Based on guidance received by the school district, this new policy will take effect in the East Greenbush Central School District starting Friday, January 7.